Like many couples, my husband and I had dreamt of expanding our family. We never imagined that it would be such a difficult journey. After 3 consecutive miscarriages in two years (one complete miscarriage, one blighted ovum and one missed miscarriage), we decided it was time to seek professional help. We were repeatedly told to keep trying, that it was just bad luck and to remain positive, which was near impossible to do. My GP had finally referred us to a specialist NHS clinic, however unfortunately due to COVID, the waiting list was 6 months plus, and our appointments kept being cancelled.
I had read articles and reviews of Mr Shehata and his team and decided to reach out to them. The clinic responded the next day and we arranged for an initial consultation with Mr Shehata on 12 October 2020. We were obviously nervous about the appointment as we had been let down so many times before. That initial consultation with Mr Shehata was the first time we felt understood and that finally someone knew what we were going through. After so much heartbreak, we had finally found a team who were on the same page and after some bloodtests and scans, a detailed and personalised treatment plan was put into place. Appointments were always arranged around what suited us best and we always felt able to ask (many!) questions at any point.
Five months later, in March 2021, we fell pregnant and at the 7 week scan on April Fool’s Day, we discovered we were expecting twins! We continued with the treatment plan and regular scans with Mr Shehata, Prof Akolekar and Ms Viswanatha. I also continued with regular visits for Intralipid infusions administered by the fabulous nurses and midwives. After getting the all clear at every scan, we were discharged to the NHS at 16 weeks. It was such a bittersweet moment as I knew then that the pregnancy was going well enough to be discharged but also that it was the end of our journey with CRP clinic and it’s amazing staff.
In October 2021, almost a year after our first visit to CRP clinic, we welcomed our beautiful twins, a boy and a girl. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful we are to the staff at CRP clinic, from the doctors, to the midwives and nurses and office administrators. We felt part of the CRP family from Day 1 and were always treated with professionalism, respect and care. A special mention to the nurses and midwives who were always available for advice, guidance, support or just a friendly chat.
I can say with certainty that we would not be where we are today if it weren’t for the team at CRP clinic, we will be forever grateful for everything you have done for us. We are now a family of four!
For any couple who have struggled with miscarriages and the heartbreak it brings, reach out to the team at the CRP clinic as we are living proof that miracles do happen.
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